Baarb wrote:I just started wondering how many climbers/mountaineers there are out there that find themselves interested in how the thing they are climbing got there in the first place. For me as someone with a background in geology/geophysics I habitually muse on things like the motion of tectonic plates, deposition, uplift, erosion, volcanism etc. Do other people do this when they're out and about or do such things normally take a back seat to more pressing matters like the actual climbing?
I found a great resource for Teton geology, and it proves Pikes Peak is older:
But one of my faves is Austin Post's Glacier Ice book: